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Fri., January 09, 2009, From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sat., January 10, 2009, From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sun., January 11, 2009, From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Carlu
444 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5B2H4

Parking: Yes
Parking Details: Underground parking with entrances off of Bay St. and Gerrard St. W

Venue Details:

Return to 1930s elegance and charm at The Carlu. Formerly the seventh floor of Eaton’s College Park, this multi-functional venue hosts cultural and social functions, meetings, conferences, trade shows and fashion shows.

Designed by famous French architect Jacques Carlu (1890-1976), the venue reflected his unique style from the furniture to the fashions worn by the staff. His other notable projects include Paris’ Palais de Chaillot at Trocadero and New York’s Rockefeller Center. The seventh floor space was originally comprised of private dining and function rooms, and an acoustically near-perfect concert hall which featured performances by internationally renowned talent, before closing its doors in 1979.

The current restoration by Toronto’s ERA Architects was a two year project. It’s one of the finest surviving examples of the Art Moderne style in the world, and a testament to the historical and architectural grandeur that is a part of Toronto’s heritage.

The seventh floor is divided into five major areas: The Grand Foyer, The Concert Hall, The Round Room, The Sky Room, and The Clipper Rooms. Comprising approximately 50,000 square feet of useable area, The Carlu accommodates events from 10 to 1,700 people.

Many of the original artwork and structures remained, including the Lalique fountain, and a wraparound mural designed by Natasha Carlu in The Round Room . The Art Moderne-inspired furniture design and fixtures, an original domed ceiling, the use of monel metal, and black vitrolite glass throughout the floor, is all a part of staying true to The Carlu’s original elegance.

The multi-functional Concert Hall was said to have “the best acoustics in North America,” by pianist Glenn Gould, and with its balcony level can accommodate live theatre, concerts and cinema, in addition to gala dinners and cocktail receptions.

For more information please call 416-597-1931, or write to
Getting There:
By Transit:
On the Yonge Subway line get off at College.